Upper Peninsula Adventure Trail (UPAT - 1250 miles)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Cannonshot, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. polarpc

    polarpc Adventurer

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    Yes, both ORV and ORV Trail stickers.
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  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Yes, for the parts that are designated trails. There can be some argument about other route sections that will not accommodate a standard two wheel drive car but I really don't want to go into that hypothetical discussion. The best thing is to buy the stickers (two in MI) and not worry about anything once you have them. The money goes to a good cause.
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  3. TrialnError

    TrialnError n00b

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    If you could only do 1/2 of the UPAT, which would you choose, East or West?
  4. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    They are both equally entertaining. There is more sand in the east and more rock in the west. Some will say the Keweenaw Peninsula on the west segment is a nice portion of the ride.
  5. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    It's all good, but my favorite parts are West of Munising up to Baraga. Areas around Gwinn too. You'll have fun whichever you choose.
  6. InTheMuck

    InTheMuck So it goes...

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    I am one of those people! Copper Harbor is a must see/ride in my book.
  7. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    A quick reroute due to a bridge problem.

    On track six between Deerton and Laughing Whitefish Falls area, there is a failing bridge that is now signed and has cameras. We shouldn't go there. I'll update the track, but for now here is a quick look.

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    The alternate path is a fun one that I've ridden many times and taken other groups on. Just be aware that there is a water crossing that can sometimes sneak up on you and give you quite a jolt if you are going too fast to react. The nature of this two track is that it is pretty sporty.

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    Thank you @Small bore adv for the recent field report about conditions there! Some issues in this area have been reported before.
  8. jgazette

    jgazette n00b

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    Hi - Where can I find the GPS tracks? Probably just missed them in one of the posts? Also what is your recommendation for R1200GSA's? Are there specific tracks (like tree lined single tracks - you would recommend a ride around? Thanks - We're going to the UP in Sept. (3 big GSA's and looking for some great tracks to ride - looks like you have identified some great ones....

    JG
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  9. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    Right here:

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/cannontracks-upper-peninsula-adventure-trail.636810/

    https://cannonshot.net/wp/ride-reports/upper-peninsula-adventure-trail-upat/


    Top-notch adventure.
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  10. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I have a specific version of this ride for big bikes that avoids areas that are not big bike friendly (like deep sand). That version still includes some solid two tracks and the like.

    I also have a number of other big bike rides in the UP. Here are two you may want to look at.

    East

    West

    Many of my tracks are easiest to find here.
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  11. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    Anybody planning to ride the UP in Sept.?
    I'm planning to and would like to join a group that is riding up there then if possible.
    Thanks
    Fritz